Definition of backseat driving in US English:

backseat driving


  • See backseat driver

    • ‘I don't think this particular bit of back-seat driving is correct.’
    • ‘But back-seat drivers and back-seat driving are variations of the same expression.’
    • ‘If others are riding with you, encourage back-seat driving.’
    • ‘Whatever assessment one makes of the term of a leader who has enjoyed a long and mostly undisturbed innings, it is less easy to forgive back-seat driving designed to sabotage his or her successor.’
    • ‘How many of us love back-seat driving, even when we love the people who're doing it more than life itself?’